Property developer St James has secured planning permission from Lambeth Council in the UK for a 28-storey residential block on the site of Eastbury House on the Albert Embankment, London.
The existing 11-storey office block on the corner of Tinworth Street, occupied by the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will be demolished for the proposed construction.
UK-based architectural firm Roger Stirk Harbour and Partners has designed the new scheme, which will feature 48 new homes, 9,000ft² of office space, a ground floor cafe and a public piazza.
Lambeth Council leader Steve Reed said that around 3,500 new homes are expected to be built in the Vauxhall area alone within the next ten years.
"We will continue to work with developers to make sure we get good quality, well-designed schemes that contribute towards our vision to recreate a lively riverside town centre," Reed said.
Out of 48 homes, 14 would be made available for affordable housing, said the agency.
The proposed building is divided into three sections of 21, 28 and 14 storeys.
A four-storey public space will be created at the base of the building, which will feature a cafe and offer access through Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens via Tinworth Street.
The project will act as a gateway to east Lambeth as well as a natural gathering space overlooking Albert Embankment Gardens.
St James is planning to start construction of the development mid-2013.
The Eastbury House scheme is another major scheme within the Vauxhall Nine Elms regeneration area, which is set to accomodate 16,000 new homes.
Image: The scheme will feature 48 new homes, 9,000ft² of office space, a ground floor cafe and a public piazza. Photo: Roger Stirk Harbour and Partners.